Destination guide

The best nostalgia trip you'll ever have

Ah, the feel of sand between your toes and the hot planks of the boardwalk under your feet; the taste of salt water taffy and the smell of vinegary fries. Getting nostalgic yet? Well, if so, an Ocean City Beach vacation rental is the one for you. With 10 miles of sandy beaches and a legendary 3-mile boardwalk sprawled along Maryland's Atlantic Coast, millions of people visit this oceanfront playground every year. It's got a wholesome, family sort of vibe, though that doesn't mean it can't get lively, especially during the high-spirited goings-on of 'senior week', usually in May/June after graduation.

Things to do

Under the boardwalk

Ocean City's boardwalk might just be even more famous than the beach itself. Stretching the better part of 3 miles, it's got food stalls selling just about any sweet or savory treat your little heart might desire. You'll also find A Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction, a museum at the old life saving station, and amusement parks including Trimper's Rides - which boasts one of the oldest operating carousels in the States. If you're looking to stray from the boardwalk and beach, how about a trip to Splash Mountain water park, or the horse racing and casino at Ocean Downs?


Life's a beach with an Ocean City vacation rental

Grab your board shorts and bikinis, because the beach is where it's at. It's clean, family friendly and safe, thanks to the lifeguard patrols. Take it easy with a sunbathe and a swim, or ramp things up with surfing, paddleboarding or kayaking out in the bay. Fishing is popular at Ocean City Beach too, whether you're surf fishing, dropping a line off the pier, or hitting the high seas in search of a monster marlin. Come evenings, there's always something going on down at the beach, from movie screenings to concerts.


Turning up the heat in the Ocean Beach summer

An Ocean City Beach vacation rental has something to offer whatever the season - it just depends what kind of vacation you're angling for (quite literally, in some cases). Summers on the Atlantic Coast are hot and humid, the perfect time to strip off for a dip in the ocean. On the other hand, you can expect it to be mostly below freezing between December and February, with some snow. Winter and spring vacations are popular with fishermen, and beach regulations are also more relaxed too, meaning you can take your horse or dog down on the sands.

Natural features

Surprise your eyes with sunrise skies and more besides

Ocean City Beach is set on Maryland's Atlantic coast, and once you've gorged yourself on sweet treats from the boardwalk, you'll find there's plenty to feast your eyes on as well. Sunrises on the sandy beach are pretty special, and sunsets over the bay might just be even better. And those aren't the only visual spectacles you might catch during your Ocean City Beach vacation rental. Out on the water you'll find seabirds, including osprey, and even dolphins. To stand the best chance of seeing them, you'll want to take to the waves yourself, perhaps on a guided kayak tour.

Where to stay around Ocean City Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,423 vacation rentals near Ocean City Beach. From 1,155 Houses to 57 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ocean City Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ocean City Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ocean City Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rehoboth Beach: 3,406 vacation rentals
  • Bethany Beach: 6,153 vacation rentals
  • Dewey Beach: 2,011 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Ocean City: 1,895 vacation rentals
  • Fenwick Island: 5,496 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ocean City Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ocean City Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ocean City Beach:

  • Rehoboth Beach: 3,406 rentals
  • Bethany Beach: 6,153 rentals
  • Dewey Beach: 2,011 rentals
  • Fenwick Island: 5,496 rentals
  • Lewes: 3,310 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Ocean City Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Ocean City Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk: 2,887 rentals
  • Bethany Beach Boardwalk: 3,403 rentals
  • Assateague Island National Seashore: 5,297 rentals
  • Delaware Seashore State Park: 7,143 rentals
  • Bayside Resort Golf Club: 7,045 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ocean City Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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